(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Marco Rubio is turning his mis-timed mid-speech water sip during Tuesday night’s State of the Union Republican response into a fundraising tactic.
Rubio’s PAC, Reclaim America, is now offering a “Marco Rubio Water Bottle” that people can obtain by donating $25 or more to his PAC online.
“Send the liberal detractors a message that not only does Marco Rubio inspire you…he hydrates you too,” the donation request read.
The Florida Republican tweeted a call to purchase the white bottle bearing the name “RUBIO” in red on Wednesday night.
Quench your thirst for conservative leadership? Order a bottle now bit.ly/X9fPjX twitter.com/OnBackground/s…#tcot #SOTU #gop
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) February 14, 2013
Rubio quickly made light of the water grab, which some have dubbed his “Watergate,” by tweeting a photo of the water bottle in question after the speech Tuesday night. Rubio told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos Wednesday morning that the incident reminded him that he is not perfect.
“God has a funny way of reminding us we’re human,” Rubio said on Good Morning America.
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